"I was completely blown away by the level of care and compassion we received by everyone we encountered! I feel completely blessed that my dad was able to die with dignity and peace. I thank all of you from the bottom of my heart for making that happen."
Caldwell Hospice serves the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of terminally ill patients and those they love. We recognize dying as a natural part of living, and we help patients live as pain-free and comfortably as possible.
The benefits of hospice care are proven by research to support symptom management, pain management, relieve anxiety, and overall quality of life; in fact, many families say they wish they had received hospice care sooner.
The benefit of hospice care is greatest when services are provided early within your loved one’s eligibility so that they can:
- Maintain independence and make personal decisions about their illness or disease
- Complete important tasks
- Organize personal affairs
- Participate in spiritual services
- Spend time with loved ones
- Life expectancy of six months or fewer, if condition follows its normal course
- We coordinate care with your physician or our medical staff can serve as your primary physician.
- Resident in our service area
- Private residence, long-term-care facility, hospital, or one of Caldwell Hospice’s two patient care units: William E. Stevens, Jr. in Lenoir and Forlines in Hudson.
Our Team of Experts
- Physician, nurse practitioner
- Registered nurse
- Medical social worker
- Certified nursing assistant
- Grief support
- 24-hour on-call staff
Caldwell Hospice goes well beyond the basic services required by Medicare and offers a wide range of enhanced services:
- Cardiac care resources
- Pulmonary care resources
- Dementia care resources
- Veteran resources
- Legacy Project life stories
- Pet Peace of Mind® resources
- Therapies: massage, aromatherapy, pet visitors
- Patient care units in Lenoir and Hudson
- Community grief resources
Customized Care Plan
Our team of experts designs a customized care plan to meet the specific needs of people living with a terminal illness for advanced care management.
Four Levels of Hospice Care:
Routine Home Care is provided wherever you call home, including your private residence, skilled nursing facility, or assisted living facility.
General Inpatient Care (GIP) is short-term, around-the-clock care provided in the hospital, skilled nursing facility, or in one of our two patient care units: William E. Stevens, Jr. in Lenoir and Forlines in Hudson, if you are experiencing a crisis.
Respite Care is short-term care, up to five days, provided in the hospital, skilled nursing facility, or in one of our two patient care units: William E. Stevens, Jr. in Lenoir and Forlines in Hudson, allowing the caregiver a break to attend to personal needs.
Residential Care is available for hospice patients who do not have the option of receiving care at home. Residential services are provided in one of our two patient care units and similar to routine home care. Room-and-board fees do apply.
Complete this brief questionnaire to determine whether now might be the right time to consider hospice care for yourself or your loved one.